Do managers and experts agree?� A comparison of alternative sources of trade facilitation data
AbstractThis paper constructs country-level aggregates of trade facilitation measures from firm-level responses in the Enterprise Surveys and compares them with the Doing Business indicators, the Logistics Performance Index and the Enabling Trade Index.� Correlations between the data sources are low even for very specific and similar questions.� We also use the Enterprise Surveys to distinguish between within-country inter-firm variation and between-country variation, finding that the latter accounts for only a quarter of the total.� For the purposes of identifying where reform is needed and estimating the relationship between trade facilitation and exports, these findings raise the issue of which form of variation is more informative and which data source is more reliable.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 503.
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2010
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Trade facilitations; Enterprise Surveys; Logistics Performance Index; Doing Business; Enabling Trade Index; Gravity models; Firm heterogeneity;
Other versions of this item:
- Alberto Behar, 2010. "Do managers and experts agree? A comparison of alternative sources of trade facilitation data," Economics Series Working Papers CSAE WPS/2010-29, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- Alberto Behar, 2010. "Do managers and experts agree? A comparison of alternative sources of trade facilitation data," CSAE Working Paper Series 2010-29, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- N70 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - General, International, or Comparative
- O24 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy
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- NEP-BEC-2010-09-18 (Business Economics)
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- Márquez-Ramos, Laura & Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada & Suárez-Burguet, Celestino, 2012.
"Trade policy versus trade facilitation: An application using good old OLS,"
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Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 6(11), pages 1-38.
- Márquez-Ramos, Laura & Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada & Suárez-Burguet, Celestino, 2011. "Trade policy versus trade facilitation: An application using Good Old OLS," Economics Discussion Papers 2011-38, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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